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Why I Want My Dog to Die Fast

An unusual number of my friends have been saying good-bye to their senior dogs lately, most of them with little to no warning. Fido is retrieving a ball and wagging his tail one night, and the next mo…

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10 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Dogs on World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st, and it is reminding me to take a few extra moments and cherish the many gifts in my life, including my beloved dogs, Sanchez and Gina. Sanchez came into my li…

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5 Reasons NOT to Get a Puppy!

They say the only cure for wanting a puppy is getting a puppy. Well, the other cure for wanting a puppy could be thinking about what the puppy requires when he is grown up. While it may be cute that a…

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My Top 10 Pet Peeves About Pet People

I've been an animal lover all my life, and through the years, I've developed some pet peeves when it comes to people interacting with pets. Here's my list of the top offenders: 10. Not giving dogs …

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My Dog is Everything I Never Wanted!

My Black Lab, Gina, is celebrating her 4th birthday today. She is the second of my two Labs. When first searching for a second dog, I knew I didn't want another Lab. I obviously love Labs, but wanted…

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Do You Celebrate Your Pet’s Birthday?

Iíve always celebrated all of my dogs' birthdays and remember every one to this day. There is no big birthday cake, but I always honor the occasion in some special way. It usually involves a new toy, …

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Are Senior Dogs More Sound-Sensitive?

In my middle-aged years, I notice that I don't have the same tolerance for loud environments that I did 20 or even 10 years ago. You rarely find me in clubs, large warehouse stores, or even loud re…

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Brag About Your Pet!

If you are a parent to humans, society gives you frequent opportunities to brag about your children. But what about pet parents? It's only fair that we get equal opportunity. So, let's create a place …

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Honoring Service Dogs

It's International Assistance Dog Week. According to the IADW website, the week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-…

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Describe Your Pet in One Word

If you could describe your pet in one word, what would it be? I was recently asked to describe both of my dogs in one word. "Determined" is the word I used for Sanchez (pictured above).† I've actua…

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